Hamas Forces Raid Compound of Powerful Clan - 2 Dead, 20 Wounded

[Ynet News] Ali Waked - Two Hamas security men were killed on Tuesday in heavy clashes with members of the Dogmush clan in Gaza. Palestinian sources reported 20 more men had been wounded in the exchanges of fire as Hamas lay siege to a house west of Gaza City. The clan, one of the largest and most powerful in Gaza, was responsible for the March kidnapping of BBC reporter Alan Johnston and involved in the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in June 2006. Sources in Gaza said Hamas is determined to disarm the clan in the hopes of making an example of them to all other armed clans and groups which may threaten Hamas' rule in the region.

2007-08-15 01:00:00

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